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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 11:50pm
Flying Atheist love the Halloween pic. Booklover that is so cute - I don't like Crocs either.
It's my favorite time of year too.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 19, 2012 at 7:14pm

I love this time of year.  It's a great time to have fun with your imagination and to release your inner child.  I guess the important distinction is knowing that it's just frivolous fun.

Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 6:59pm

Oh booklover I just love the cat and the Halloween picture. So cute.

So how's it going today?

Everyone having a nice Friday?

Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 6:58pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 12:00am

I just love the moon cat Halloween Samhain pic Tony. Pagans and Wiccans celebrate Samhain Tony. Very big on full moons. That lolcat is the best booklover! So funny.

Singing in the Rain - great song.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 18, 2012 at 11:47pm

Can't hear that song without thinking of the German disco version:

"Sinking in der reyn, yust sinking in der rein". Can't remember what the name of the group was supposed to be but was obviously a bunch of second-rate session singers cobbled together with a drum-machine and a synthesizer. So bad it was funny.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 18, 2012 at 12:04pm

Tony, I don't think I have a "soul," so I ain't afraid.  And "Singin' in the Rain" is one of my all-time favorite musicals, too.

And, as a former ice skater, this just blows me away every time I watch it:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2493822/kurt_browing_singin_in_the_rain/

Comment by Ian Mason on October 18, 2012 at 6:02am

Don't know if we've had this one before.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 18, 2012 at 6:00am

Time for work, getting ready, wanted to leave you with this. From 'Singing in the Rain'.

                                       Good Morning

http://youtu.be/Yu6--WBPBHo

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 18, 2012 at 12:07am

Samhain just around the corner. My fathers mother immigrated from Ireland when she was 6 yrs. old. I vaguely remember her, died when I was 15. But when I was younger and she did come around, she told the best shivery stories to us. And even though she didn't have a brogue being raised in America, she always called Halloween Samhain.

So, happy Samhain to all, and keep an ear out for the Ban Sidhe. And whatever you do Halloween night, accept no ride from Dullan in his Coiste Bodhar, for he is out collecting souls, and you don't want to be counted in that number, for sure.

Goodnight to all.

 

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